This town relies mainly on its farms, which produce the bulk of the food for the entire continent. It has grown larger and faster than Elmsfield, and is a similarly safe place to live. The Death Racing leagues that now exist in all major towns were first established here, in 2035. The largest and most prestigious leagues remain here.
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Somerset is the town all players start in, and as a result, is the town with the most activity. The Race, Death Race, and Arena Combat leagues have most of their events in the Somerset area. Similarly, there will rarely be a time when there isn't a scouting group forming.
What all this activity means, especially all the player scouting, is that the NPC pirate gangs are usually kept under control. Rewards from successful scouting can be profitable, but is often limited to extremely common chassis and weapons.
There are many missions originating in Somerset, as well as terminating here, so making a living running missions to and from Somerset is certainly possible.
All players can scout and travel in the directions of Elmsfield or Gateway Truck Stop. However, if you join a player camp located north of Somerset, you then gain the ability to scout northwards. Northern Somerset features the easiest pirate encounters in the game and they typically occur on green terrain. The terrain in any direction other than north is almost entirely desert sand, with some occasional rocky ground here and there. The most difficult pirate encounters in Somerset are southwards (south is universally more difficult across all of Evan, both between towns and within towns). In addition to the chassis sold in Somerset, pirates also utilize the Phoenix and occasionally the Sunrise and Windsor II.
NPC Mechanic Shop
Jake's Car Sales and Repair in Somerset typically has (unless sold out) the following available: